Ivydene Gardens Garden Design: Introduction

formal garden pictureGood gardening is a long-term affair. Synthetic fertilisers, herbicides and pesticides may give you a quick-fix, but only serve to create an environment with less life in your soil and in your garden. It becomes dependent on externally applied chemicals and is less able to keep going if you can’t attend to it for a while.

Putting back what you take out is not only cost effective, but will condition the earth, nurture insects and birds, and create strong, more resistant growth in your plants; thus making your investment worthwhile.

In this part of my web site, I hope to show how to create a garden, suited to your needs, and one you can be sure of maintaining within your capabilities

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Supascience is a website to help with Common Entrance and KS2 science revision for
UK-based pupils.

 

Glossary for Page

Fertilisation The fusion of a pollen grain nucleus (male) with an ovule (female) to form a fertile seed.

Herbicide A chemical used to control or kill weeds.

Pesticide A chemical substance, usually manufactured, that is used to kill pests including insects (insecticide), mites (acaricide) and nematodes (nematicide).

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Garden Design Pages

Introduction *
Site Map
Before You Start
Designing for a Purpose
Questionnaire
Site Survey
The Design Itself
Broad Design
Low Maintenance Style
Cottage Garden Style
Wildlife Garden Style
Japanese Garden Style
Hard and Soft Landscaping
Detailed Design
The Soil
Changing the Microclimate
Plant Selection
The Colour Wheel
Plant Quantities
Companion Planting
Bibliography and further Design Concepts

 

 

See Explanation of Structure of this Website with User Guidelines to aid your use of this website.

Topic
Case Studies
Companion Planting
Garden Construction

Garden Design *
...RHS Mixed Borders
......Bedding Plants
......Her Perennials

......Other Plants

Garden Maintenance
Glossary
Home
Library
Offbeat Glossary
Plants
Soil
Tool Shed
Useful Data

Topic - Plant Photo Galleries
Aquatic
Bamboo
Bedding
Bulb
Climber
Colour Wheel

 

Your chosen Garden Style then changes your Plant Selection Process

Garden Style
...Infill Plants
...12 Bloom Colours per Month Index
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12 Foliage Colours per Month Index
...All Plants Index
...Cultivation, Position, Use Index
...Shape, Form
Index



Conifer
Deciduous Shrub
Deciduous Tree
Evergreen Perennial
Evergreen Shrub
Evergreen Tree
Fern
Grass
Hedging

Herbaceous Perennial
...P -Herbaceous
...RHS Wisley

...Flower Shape

Herb
Odds and Sods

Rhododendron
Rose
Soft Fruit
Top Fruit
Vegetable
Wild Flower

Topic - Wildlife on Plant Photo Gallery
Butterfly